Rule 1. Scope of rules.
These rules govern the procedure in the justice or city courts of the state of Montana in all suits of a civil nature except in small claims actions and where otherwise provided by law. These rules must be construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action. Parties should also consult the Montana Uniform Rules for the Justice and City Courts, and all statutory provisions relating to procedure in Montana's justice and city courts, including but not limited to Title 25, chapter 31 of the Montana Code Annotated.